Ira R. Foster papers

Ira R. Foster papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Foster, Ira R., (Ira Roe), 1811-1885
Title: Ira R. Foster papers
Dates: 1844-1873
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms1644

Biographical/Historical Note

Ira R. Foster (1811-1885) was a Civil War Quartermaster General of Georgia, lawyer, and saw mill owner, born in Spartanburg District, South Carolina.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence of Ira R. Foster from 1844-1873. Correspondence deals with his duties as Quartermaster-General of Georgia during the Civil War, the Georgia lumber industry (Terrell County, Ga.) and personal and family matters. Correspondents include C.R. Armstrong, Joseph E. Bram, Howell Cobb, D.H. Mason, William H. Stiles, and The Southerner and Commercial Advertisers.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. -- Supplies and stores
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia. Quartermaster-General's Office.
Lumber trade--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Ira R. Foster papers, ms 1644. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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